Definition for EX-CRES'CENCE

EX-CRES'CENCE, n. [L. excrescens, from excresco; ex and cresco, to grow.]

  1. In surgery, a preternatural protuberance growing on any part of the body, as a wart or a tubercle; a superfluous part. Encyc.
  2. Any preternatural enlargement of a plant, like a wart or tumor; or something growing out from a plant. Bentley.
  3. A preternatural production. Tatler.

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